We've been trying to move away from rewards and punishments, but our 14 year old will sometimes use threats to get her way, because unfortunately, she's learned it often works. As in, if her brother refuses to give up his seat on the couch, she'll threaten to go mess up something in his room or hit him. Or she'll want him to promise not to touch the family computer because she thinks he's "unclean" (he was sick 2 weeks ago), and she'll again threaten harm in some way unless she gets what she wants. Totally unacceptable, but we're feeling at a loss as how to respond. Any ideas on an appropriate way to discipline and teach her?

Posted by lauraruthbell at 2022-12-05 16:50:36 UTC